A North Judson woman was arrested on Saturday, Dec. 29 on suspicion of dealing a narcotic drug.
During a traffic stop shortly after 5 p.m. CT on State Road 39 north of State Road 10, North Judson Police K9 Jimy reportedly alerted to the presence of drugs. In the rear seat pocket on the driver’s seat, the North Judson police officer found an eye glass case with drug paraphernalia inside and one small purse that contained loaded syringes and more drug paraphernalia, according to the police report. The report also stated that a small multi-colored purse contained small plastic bags containing a white substance. Police say the substance field-tested positive for heroin. There were 49 separate baggies that appeared to be packaged for sale, according to police.
Jennifer Creech, 39, who was a passenger in a car with a total of four people, allegedly told police that everything belonged to her. She was detained and booked into the Starke County Justice Center on preliminary felony charges of possession of a schedule I or II narcotic drug, unlawful possession of syringe and dealing in a narcotic drug. She also faces a preliminary misdemeanor charge of possession of paraphernalia. She is being held on a $250,000 bond. Her initial hearing is set for Friday, Jan. 4 at 9 a.m. in Starke Circuit Court.